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meet your sabbs

 

Cambridge SU is lead by a team of eight elected sabbatical officers who represent you to the University and campaign on issues you believe in throughout the year. Officers are elected from within the student body in Lent Term of every year and begin working full-time in July.  They ran for these roles in order to make change and support students in the university,  which they understand well having studied here, but they need to hear from you!


"You’ll be hearing more from  very soon on how you can get involved and make your voice heard, but if you would like to know more about us before you arrive, make sure to check out our main website cambridgesu.co.uk."

 

 

 

find your j/mcr

 

Each college has at least one elected resident committee. These are often known as JCRs (Junior Combination or Common Room) and MCRs (Middle Combination or Common Room), the former representing undergraduate students and the latter representing postgraduates. They work with Cambridge SU to help us represent your interests, so make sure you get involved!

 

Meet your J/MCR

 

 

 

connect with your college

 

Keep up to date with the latest news from your college by checking out their social accounts online. 

 

Christs

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Churchill

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Clare

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 Clare Hall

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Corpus Christi

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Darwin

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Downing

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Emmanuel

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Fitzwilliam

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Girton

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Gonville & Caius

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Homerton

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Hughes Hall

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Jesus

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Kings

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Lucy Cavendish

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Magdalene

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Murray Edwards

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Newnham

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Pembroke

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Peterhouse

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Queens

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Robinson

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Selwyn

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Sidney Sussex

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St Catharines

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St Edmunds

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St Johns

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Trinity

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Trinity Hall

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Wolfson

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explore clubs & societies

 

With over 500 Clubs and Societies to choose from, there really is something for everyone to enjoy! You can meet many of these groups at the Virtual Freshers' Fair but if you want to find out more in the meantime, check out our directory

             Societies

 

 

sources of support

If you have questions or concerns, be sure to reach out to people who can help put your mind at ease. The Student Advice Service are always on hand to help with any queries you might have or you might want to reach out to the following people based on your specific worries or concerns.

Finances

Cambridge offers many sources of financial support that you can access:

There are also college funds available for application, to help with everything from accommodation to unforeseen circumstances. Most faculties/departments offer financial prizes to support your studies, make sure to check their websites for more information – no one should ever have to leave Cambridge due to financial hardship.

 

Meeting new people 

 

Sign up to a Cambridge SU families or mentoring scheme

Many of the SU Campaigns also run family or mentoring schemes where you can connect with other students with similar identities or from similar backgrounds to your own.

Every year, pairs of students across the University volunteer to be College parents – forming a College family. It’s a long-standing tradition, where current students offer support and guidance to new students they're alloacted, their 'children'. Read more about college families.

  • SU BME Campaign ‘mentees’ sign up (find out more about the BME Campaign)
  • SU Disabled Students’ Campaign ‘children’ sign up (find out more about the DSC)
  • SU LGBT+ Campaign ‘children’ sign up (find out more about the LGBT+ Campaign)

 

Studying & Accessibility 

 

College families

Your College J/MCR will usually assign you with college “parents” and/or “subject siblings”. This is basically a buddy system, and your parents are there to answer any questions and help you settle in. You’ll also normally have college siblings who have the same parents as you. Often your parents will be studying the same subjects as you and can answer any questions about your course, and if not then they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

College families

If you have any specific questions, concerns or any special requirements then send your DoS an email ahead of arriving at Cambridge. They will be in charge of coordinating all of your teaching and educational experience while you are here, so they will be your first point of call for all things academic.

Tutor

The majority of colleges will also assign you a tutor, who is there to provide non-academic support. They are also an academic, so if you have an academic concern that you are not happy talking to your DoS about, you can always take it to them instead. You will most likely get an email inviting you to meet your tutor once you arrive.

Disability Resource Centre

If you are worried about provisions for a disability or learning difficulty, be sure to contact the Disability Resource Centre as soon as possible. They are there to provide resources and information on getting assistive technology. If you think you may have an undiagnosed learning difficulty, pay them a visit when you arrive – it’s best to find out and find out what provisions you can get as early as possible.

 

General Advice 

You can come to the Student Advice Service with any questions or issues you might have, and they will be happy to see how they can help you. They support students in offering specialist guidance and advice in a wide range of areas, from exams and intermission to welfare concerns, financial concerns and loneliness.

If you are unsure who to speak to or would like independent advice, the Advice team is here to help.

TERM DATES
Michaelmas | Tue 5th Oct – Fri 3rd Dec
Lent | Tue 18th Jan – Fri 18th March
Easter | Tue 26th April – Fri 17th June
 

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